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Be Liberal; Be Generous

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

It is important to remember the liberal generosity of most Americans, especially when we are confronted with such hateful examples of the worst in us.

How Companies Can Give More Than Just Thanks

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Macro-economic and developmental problems cannot be solved by any one person alone. However, Thanksgiving is a good time to think about what each one of us can do as members of organizations.

Christmas Light Can Be a Cruel Light

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

The holidays bring up many feelings: some happy but some unnecessarily sad.

Morgan Parker: Taking on Wheels and Philanthropy, Leaving Behind Millions

Fang Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fang Wu

Morgan Parker, a 36 year old real estate investment banking guru, decided to take a time-out from his promising, multi-million-dollar-paycheck career ...

To Gift Or to Give?

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Abby L. Ferber

Have you noticed that the holiday shopping season has started earlier than ever this year? While spending may boost the economy, how much more "stuff...

Acknowledge Your Front Row

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

As we're quickly approaching Thanksgiving, I thought I should share my thoughts on giving thanks in a way you might never have thought of. Let the se...

Could we 'Have' Less and 'Be' More?

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

How do we wean ourselves off a consumption-fueled economy? We don't have all the answers, but we have two compelling reasons to try

How The Common Good Is Transforming Our World

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The rise of the common good is both a necessary path for survival and security on an interdependent planet and the path towards personal psychological health, success and well being in this new world era.

Will More Money Save Our Schools?

Jessica Rauch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jessica Rauch

Philanthropists at all income levels are sharing their passions and exposing students to a range of experiences that would not have been available to them otherwise.

Giving Season Gimmick 2010 -- Coupons for Charity

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

This is my guess for the "Gimmick of Giving Season 2010" -- watch for all kinds of cross promotions between charities, coupon sites, and merchandisers coming soon to a web browser, app store, and social network near you.

Running to Your Passion: It Took a Wake-Up Call

Lorraine Roe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lorraine Roe

In the course of eight years, resilience and passion have made dreams come true, not only for my friends, but for those seeking medical care in rural Tanzania.

Give the Gift of Sight

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Every September, I go to the eye doctor for my annual eye exam. However, the upside of my regular eye appointments is that I get to help someone else be able to see.

Why is aid to Pakistan so slow? Because we're bad at giving.

Alyssa Battistoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alyssa Battistoni

In the past few days, one of the biggest stories of the Pakistan flood crisis has been about donations--or the lack thereof. Indeed, donations from th...

Little Give: Can Your Job Help You Make a Difference?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Thinking of your job as a way to simply make a living is so last week. The smartest organizations have cottoned onto the fact that people like us want meaning along with money.

The Limits of Volunteer Service

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Volunteer service is a way for individuals to create a tangible and visible difference in our communities and in the world. However, there are certain limits to what we can do and the impact that we can have.

Gratitude: The Smuggest Sentiment or the World's Second Most Selfish Act?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Greenberg

We're told we must give thanks for the slightest of gifts. It's all about being grateful, if we want to create a life lived humbly yet well. Well, gratitude, shmatitude.

You Can Help Fix the Economy

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Unemployment has been hovering above 9 percent across the U.S. for over a year. As someone who was laid off as a victim of the economic downturn, I know helping someone get a job can make a world of difference in their lives.

Better Business: Can a 500-Year Vision Help Save the World?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

I wasn't going to care about what other people thought, but do what mattered most to me. And that I wanted to find a way to make a difference.

Why US Philanthropists Should Care About Sanitation and Water

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Over the past three years, only 42% of aid for water and sanitation has been targeted at least developed and low-income countries where the need is the greatest.

Save a Mom's Life -- and Learn How to Get People to Give

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maia Szalavitz

What's the best way to get people to give and help others? A story right now of a New Jersey mother of three contains many of the key elements.

RNC, DNC Monthly Reports Detail Lavish Spending

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee sta...

The Generosity Plan

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Ms. LeMay began her generosity practice as a child. Over time, she realized she was an activist. Activism worked better for her as an idea rather than philanthropy.

How To Kick The Fossil Fuel Habit

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century: we got hooked on fossil fuels. Now, much as we'd like to kick the habit, we're finding it really hard to do. Tom Rand thinks he can help.

Modern Day Philanthropy: Creating a Winning Exchange

Marvin Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marvin Epstein

Charities are now more than ever forced to seek new and creative fund-raising opportunities in order to accomplish their mission.

'Giving Circles' Bring Neighbors Together To Fundraise For Local Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One recent night in Needham, several dozen women stood inside Carolyn Shaughnessy's living and dining rooms, listening intently to a woman talk about ...